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Nasa selects Boeing, SpaceX to ferry US astronauts to ISS

Sep 17, 2014    

Washington With a goal to end the US' sole reliance on the Russian Space Shuttle in 2017, Nasa selected two American firms to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).The space agency late on Tuesday chose the US multinational Boeing Co and California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) for the multi-billion dollar contract to carry astronauts in space taxis to and from orbit using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively.While Boeing Co got a contract worth $4.2 billion, SpaceX grabbed $2.6 billion fixed-price contract, Nasa said in a statemen...

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